Autumn, from the series Twelve Months of Playful Children (Gidô jûnigatsu)

「戯童十二月」 松葉さし

Japanese
Edo period
about 1787 (Tenmei 7)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0820; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #243.5

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.1 x 19.6 cm (10 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19411

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Markings

Collector's seal: broken cherry blossom (unidentified)

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection